Hackers may have made millions selling credit card details stolen from almost 245,000 British Airways customers during a major cyber attack in August, according to experts. Cybersecurity firms Flashpoint and Risk IQ discovered that hackers were charging between $9 (£6.95) and $50 (£38.60) for each card’s information on the dark web. They estimated that Magecart, the group reportedly behind the attack, may have raked in up to $12.2m (£9.4m). For more information about the attack
The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco dam collapse in Mariana three years ago. The class action case was filed in the Liverpool high court on Monday by the UK-based SPG Law on behalf of 240,000 individuals, 24 municipal governments, 11,000 businesses, a Catholic archdiocese
Cathay Pacific’s delayed disclosure of massive data breach attracts law firm handling BA data breach, says it is even ‘more serious.’ The UK arm of America’s SPG Law is planning to seek compensation for passengers of Hong Kong airline carrier Cathay Pacific Airways through a class action overseas following the carrier’s massive data leak, and argues general data protection regulation (GDPR) will apply. Delayed response SPG Law, which has been working on the case of
Mining giant BHP Billiton is facing a multibillion-pound lawsuit over the Samarco dam catastrophe in Brazil in one of the largest claims in British legal history. The class action, which is being handled by SPG Law, counts more than 240,000 claimants including several Brazilian municipalities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana and members of the Krenak indigenous community. SPG said that it is filing the suit at the High Court in Liverpool because FTSE 100
A US class action law firm has used a new platform created by an alternative business structure to fast-track its UK launch, Legal Futures can reveal. As of today, SPG Law in Liverpool already has five partners and more than 30 fee-earners and the plan is to have more than 50 employees by the end of the year, making it one of the largest claimant law firms in the north-west. Created by US class action firm Sanders